LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY: AN EARLY EXPERIENCE AT AYUB TEACHING HOSPITAL ABBOTTABAD
AbstractBackground: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy first introduced in 1987, is becoming more andmore popular and now it has become gold standard in symptomatic gallstone disease. The currentdescriptive study is carried out in Department of General Surgery, Ayub Teaching hospital,Abbottabad to evaluate the result of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in symptomatic gallstonesdisease in our set up with special emphasis on complication rate, morbidity and mortality.Methods: The data of all patients who underwent Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy form January toDecember 2007 was entered in standardized proforma and analysed on SPSS 10. Results: Out of60 patients, 51 (85%) were female and 9 (15%) were males; the age range from 17 to 65 yearsmean age being 40.30 years, majority were in age 30–40 years group. Two (3.3%) patients hadbile leak, 1 (1.3%) patient developed port site wound infection 1 (1.3%) patient developedcollection in pouch of Morrison and in 1 (1.3%) patient stone were recovered from the epigastricport site wound. There was no bile duct or colonic injuries. The conversion rate was 5%. Therewas no mortality. Conclusion: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a safe and effective treatment forgall stone disease and is up to the accepted standard in our set up as compared to national andinternational data.Key Words; Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, morbidity, mortality.
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